Blackboard to Canvas Migration Guide
When migrating from Blackboard to Canvas, you will notice that some of the terminology and structures in Canvas are different than the setup and terminology that you have seen in Blackboard. When moving content from Blackboard to Canvas, this means that your content will not transfer over exactly how it was in Blackboard, as the two Learning Management Systems are built differently. For this reason, many faculty members have found it easier to rebuild their content in Canvas.
If you do plan to import content from Blackboard directly to Canvas, here is a brief guide that goes over how your course content will transfer over. Please note: each course is limited to 1.5GB of storage. If you attempt to upload more than this amount into your Canvas course, the import will fail.
Before migrating your content over, it is recommended that you make sure that any large file items (such as videos) are removed from your course and saved elsewhere. Here is a guide that details how you can upload your videos directly to Panopto: How to Upload Videos to Panopto.
|Blackboard||Canvas Equivalent||Relevant Guide|
|Course Calendar||Calendar||Calendar Guide|
|Course Files||Files||Files Guide|
|Discussion Board/Forums||Discussions||Discussions Guide|
|Documents,Images and Media||Files||Files Guide|
|Grade Center||Grade Book||Grade Book Guide|
|Content Folders (ie. Content)||Modules||Modules Guide|
|Send Email||Inbox/Conversations/Message||Inbox Guide|
|Test, Surveys and Pools||Quizzes/Surveys||Quizzes Guide|
|Web Links||External URL||External URL Guide|